GEPAC Project aims at strengthening Georgian institutions' capacities in their anti-corruption efforts through the implementation of the Anti-corruption Strategy and Action Plan.
Funded by a 700.000 € voluntary contribution of the Ministry for Development Co-operation of the Netherlands, GEPAC will promote technical co-operation among different law-enforcement
and prevention services.
The project focuses on five main areas:
• strengthening capacities of the anti-corruption policy institutions;
• co-ordinating and monitoring the implementation of the Anti-corruption plan;
• elaborating and improving primary and secondary legislation concerning criminalisation and prevention of corruption;
• strengthening the capacities of the Prosecution to investigate and prosecute high-level corruption;
• introducing pilot activities to enhance the integrity and institutional capacities as tools for prevention of corruption.
GEPAC Project is funded by a
voluntary contribution of the
Ministry for Development
co-operation of the Netherlands
2nd GEPAC Steering Group Meeting
[18 September 2008]
GEPAC Steering Group Meeting (SG) took place at the premises of the
State Chancellery in Tbilisi on 8 October 2008. The SG discussed issues
related to the review and up-date of the Anti-corruption
Strategy and Action Plan, the official nomination of
Project main counterpart and nomination of Project
coordinator within the counterpart institution, as well
as planning of activities according to the current
institutional needs and priorities.
The representatives of the Georgian authorities
highlighted the fact that future GEPAC activities will
take also into account GRECO recommendations (as
foreseen in the past) addressed to Georgia, as well as
the near ratification of the UNCAC. Therefore,
assistance to judicial reform and the implementation of
the United Nation’s Convention against Corruption, as
well as support to review, update and implement the
Anti-corruption Strategy and Action Plan should continue
to remain the main components of f this project.
The meeting brought together representatives of the main
partner institutions of the project (State Chancellery, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of
Justice and Prosecutor's Office), the Embassy of the Netherlands and the
Council of Europe.
Round Table Discussion on conducting
Surveys on Corruption
[23 July, Strasbourg]
Within the frameworks of the projects "Support to
the Anti-corruption Strategy of Azerbaijan (AZPAC)" and
"Support to the Anti-corruption Strategy of Georgia (GEPAC)"
a joint round table discussion on conducting surveys on
corruption was organised in Baku on 16 and 17 July 2008.
The meeting aimed at presenting different methodologies,
best practices and also provided discussion on specific
Two different questionnaires aimed at assessing the
quality of public services in Georgia were reviewed and
up-dated in accordance with the current country needs.
Link to Agenda
Training on the implementation of the amendments
on the Criminal Code of Georgia related to the liability
of legal persons
[4 July, Strasbourg]
The Council of Europe organised, within the framework
of the Project 'Support to the Anti-corruption Strategy
of Georgia, a training for prosecutors on the
implementation of the amendments on the Criminal Code of
Georgia related to the liability of legal persons. These
amendments has entered into force on 11 April 2008,
following the recommendations addressed to Georgia by
the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) in its
Second Evaluation Report. The meeting took place at the
Training Centre of the Prosecutor's Office on 8 July
Link to Agenda